May 2023

27Mayallday29alldayMemorial Day Weekend at Shiloh Battlefield


Event Details

Shiloh’s weekend of special events and commemorative activities will begin on Saturday, May 27th, and continue through the afternoon of Sunday, May 28th. From 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, living historians will present programs on the front lawn of the Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center. Arms, uniforms, and equipment from the Revolutionary War through World War Two will be on display. The public is invited to visit with these historians and ask questions to learn more about the military experiences of Americans through time.

Included in this special weekend program will be live firing demonstrations of the strikingly different shoulder firearms used by American soldiers during the different wars. Live fire programs will be presented each day at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Shiloh National Military Park will officially commemorate Memorial Day by hosting remembrance ceremonies on Monday, May 29th, in the Shiloh National Cemetery. “This annual Memorial Day event provides the opportunity to reflect upon all the personal sacrifices this nation’s military service personnel and their families have unselfishly made to protect our freedoms,” said Acting Superintendent Stacy Allen.

Everyone is invited to bring their lawn chairs or blankets and join us for one of the longest continually running Memorial Day services in West Tennessee. The one-hour ceremony will start at 11:00 a.m., and feature a military flag presentation, music by the Kossuth High School Jazz Band and the Adamsville First Baptist Church Children’s Choir, a keynote speaker, a firing salute, and the playing of Taps.

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May 27 (Saturday) - 29 (Monday)


Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, TN 38376